Jesser Point Lighthouse in Sodwana Bay National Park & vicinity, The Big 5 False Bay Platteland, KwaZulu-Natal
Jesser Point Lighthouse is the most northerly light on South Africa’s East coast. It is found within the Kwazulu-Natal Parks Board holiday resort at Sodwana Bay, which is world renowned for its scuba diving, big game fishing and Giant Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles that emerge from the sea in December and January to lay their eggs.
|Candlepower||834 780 C.D.|
|Character of Light||Four flashes every 40 seconds|
|Installation Date||30 April 1986|
|Range||25 sea miles|
|Structure||10 metre white, round concrete tower|
|Type of Light||Revolving sealed Beam (unattened)|
|Other features||Diesel/alternator sets. This light is now the most northerly light on the east coast. Radio beacon with call sign ZO |
No permanent quarters were allowed to be built at the lighthouse, so a prefabricated building had to be erected to provide accommodation for visiting maintenance staff. This structure has since been replaced by a wooden cabin that is similar to the ones found at the popular resort found next to the lighthouse.
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first world heritage site is the home of this beautiful lighthouse and it lies adjacent to Africa’s Southern most coral reefs. The Maputuland and St Lucia Marine Reserve join together to form a continuous protected area stretching 150 km from the Mozambique border, southwards to Cape Vidal and then 3 nautical miles out to sea. This is truly a majestic area to visit.
Things to do and see
- Lighthouse Viewing from outside
- iSimangaliso Wetland Park
- Scuba Diving
- Big Game Fishing
There is no admission fee, viewing is permitted.
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